Police, Priests & Publicans

“A policeman, a priest and a publican…” may sound like the beginning of a great joke, but these are just some of the occupations listed in records that I have searched through as a Family History Reference Librarian. The National Library of Australia provides access to a wide range of job related and company records, in which you can discover the vocations of your distant relatives.

Top Five eResources at the NLA

One of the strengths of modern libraries is that they not only hold vast collections, but also provide access to a wide range of online materials. There is a wealth of online knowledge found through Trove, but you may not be aware of the many eResources that you can explore via the National Library's website.

Looking back at 2017, here are our top five most-used eResources for the year:

5. The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age : Library Edition


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